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Personal profile

Anthony John ABBOTT

Born:

4 November 1957, London, UK

Education:

BEc, LLB (Syd), MA (Oxon)

Employment:

Rhodes Scholar; Journalist; Press secretary and political adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, Dr JR Hewson 1990-93; Executive Director, Australians for Constitutional Monarchy 1993-94.

Memberships:

Roman Catholic Church

Children:

Louise, Bridget and Frances

Margaret ABBOTT (née AITKEN)

Born:

New Zealand

Political profile

Party:

Liberal Party of Australia

Terms as PM:

September 2013 – 15 September 2015

Terms as MP:

House of Representatives for Warringah, NSW, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010

Portfolios:

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs: 11 March 1996 to 21 October 1998

Minister for Employment Services: 21 October 1998 to 30 January 2001

Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business: 30 January 2001 to 26 November 2001

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations: 26 November 2001 to 7 October 2003

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service: 26 November 2001 to 7 November 2003

Minister for Health and Ageing: 7 November 2003 to 3 December 2007.

Political memberships:

Liberal Party of Australia

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